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Urine Tests Presence Pyelonephritis
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Diagnosis: A urine dipstick test shows if you have nitrites in your urine, as well as other markers such as blood, white cells, and protein. The human body does not naturally put nitrites in the urine, so if you have them, the only cause is bacteria, which indicative of a kidney infection. ...Read more
Followup tests for kidney infection were negative after I finished my medications, but three days later I have particles (not cloudy tho) in my urine?
Sediment: Infection means bacteria growing where it should not be. Your test for infection in your urine was negative and that is good. Sediment in the urine can be from infection, HOWEVER, there are other causes of sediment in urine that are benign. Try increasing your oral hydration, add lemon tea as well as water and juices to goal >60 oz for a few days and see if the sediment improves. Be well. ...Read more
Pyelonephritis: Kidney infections are usually heralded with fever, flank pain of significant severity, rapid pulse and respirations and can be a medical emergency. If you are talking, however, about a simple UTI this is usually manifest by increased frequency of urination and pain on urination and possibly pain over the bladder. Urinalysis is often helpful, but most important is history and physical exam. ...Read more
Do I have a kidney infection? I have the signs of someone with a kidney infection but my urine test says other wise.
My wife suffers from cystitis. It can last for weeks. She had a urine test and nothing came up. There is no kidney infection. What could it be?
Sediment at end of urine stream, no pain, no urgency, not technically cloudy. Recovered from kidney infection, test 12-12-14 came negative...problem?
UTI: If you've taken your medicine as prescribed and have no symptoms you have no worries ...Read more
If I am demonstrating UTI / kidney infection symptoms, but my urine test came back negative, what's goin on?
Check other things: It could be a UTI that isn't growing out. Sometimes this happens if a person takes an antibiotic before culture. It could also be something else. It could be inflammatory or malignant or just vaginal irritation. See your doc to check it out. www.peedoc.com @thepeedoc. ...Read more
Yes: Mid stream samples are more reliable for cultures if collected properly.In the elderly , often a straight cath mid stream is often done.Less contamination. ...Read more
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